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When you think of the world’s greatest sports stars, you don’t immediately think of great food. But these athletes who own restaurants are making a name for themselves in the culinary industry. Some of the football players, basketball stars, and pro golfers on this list opened small, but locally loved eateries, while others have found major success with expanding restaurant chains. But not all of the athletes who opened restaurants managed to keep doors open. A number of athlete-owned restaurants have shut down over the years.

Whether they still oversee a delicious empire or had to give up on their restaurant dreams, these entrepreneurial athletes should be commended for trying to bring good food to the world.

Where should you eat first? Might as well start with the big names. The most famous athlete who owns a restaurant has got to be Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan's Steak House can be found in Chicago, New York City and Connecticut. Brett Favre's Steakhouse is conveniently located on Brett Favre Pass in Green Bay. Wayne Gretzky's restaurant in Toronto features a dining room, sports bar and rooftop patio.

If you’re looking for delectable bites, you might try former hockey star Ray Bourque’s Tresca in Boston. It was named the best "athlete owned restaurant in the East" by USA Today. Have you ever visited an athlete-owned restaurant? Share your experience in the comments section.

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You can enjoy some fine dining at Michael Jordan's Steak Houses in Chicago, New York City and Connecticut.

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Age: 54

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Teams: Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards, Washington Wizards, North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball, + more

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Brett Favre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Athletes Who Own Restaurants
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Brett Favre's Steakhouse is conveniently located on Brett Favre Pass in Green Bay.

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Age: 48

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Gulfport, Mississippi, United States of America

Teams: Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota Vikings

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Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Athletes Who Own Restaurants
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Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky's restaurant in Toronto features a dining room, sports bar and rooftop patio.

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Age: 56

Nationality: United States of America, Canada

Birthplace: Brantford, Canada

Teams: Edmonton Oilers

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The Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun co-owned the 8 Twelve MVP Bar & Grill located in Brookfield, WI. However, after Braun admitted to using performance enhancing drugs, the restaurant dropped its association with him and changed its name to Hom Wood Fired Grill.


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Age: age 32

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Chico, California, United States of America

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